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Nov 24, 2013 7:00am PST
. in exchange, the u.s. agreed to provide $7 billion in sanctions relief. last night, president obama hailed the agreement as a step toward a world that is more secure. >> these are substantial limitations which will help prevent iran from building a nuclear weapon. simply put, they cut off iran's most likely paths to a bomb. meanwhile, this first step will create time and space over six months for more negotiations to fully address the comprehensive concerns about the iranian program. because of this agreement, iran cannot use negotiations as cover to advance its program. >> secretary of state, john kerry who flew to geneva praised the deal, admitting it's just a first step. >> the next phase, let me be clear, will be even more difficult and we need to be honest about it. it will also be more consequential. while we obviously have profound differences with iran, yet to be resolved, the fact is that this agreement could not have been reached without the decision of the iranian government to come to the table and negotiate. >> for more on this agreement, let's go to nbcs bureau chief in genev
Nov 3, 2013 7:00am PST
who can win elections in a blue state that gave president obama 58% of the vote in 2012. now, on paper, chris christie is as conservative as they come. opposition to reproductive rights? check. he defunded planned parenthood and refused to fund new jersey state family planning centers. standing strong against marriage equality? check. he recently backed down from his efforts to block same-sex marriage from moving the forward in new jersey, but only after a long, long fight to keep it from happening. advancing economic austerity policies, check. opposing organized labor, check. suppressing votes by politicking a plan for early voting, uh, check. slashing public education budgets, check. that's the policy record of chris christie. but policy is not perception. and when it comes to winning elections, who you are as a candidate matters, but not as much as who voters believe you to be. and when we consider the perception of chris christie, we think about this guy, the one shaking hands with president obama out of gratitude for coming to the rescue of his storm-ravaged state. the one hugging
Nov 10, 2013 7:00am PST
? this is the same thing we saw in p president obama's re-election last year. president obama didn't win among all women. he won among black women. white women still went for mitt romney. in virginia this year, getting black voters to the polls was everything. take a look at african-american turnout in virginia over the past few years. the state elected president obama twice, when the electorate was one-fifth african-american. but the year that the state went republican in 2009, when the state put bob mcdonnell in the governor's office, that was when black voters made up only 16% of the electorate. now, this year, with no black candidate at the top of the ticket, the mcauliffe campaign knew that they had to do everything they could to get african-americans to the polls. so his campaign was packed with former staffers from president obama's campaign. they, of the legendary gotv, operation. both clintons stumped for mcauliffe, and we know how african-american voters feel about the clintons, even kerry washington came out, and it is hard to resist olivia pope. president obama himself stumped hard for
Nov 16, 2013 7:00am PST
-perry. last month we were cheering president obama for his defiance in the face of the republicans' shutdown and their threat to breach the debt ceiling. the republicans wanted to gut the affordable care act. the president was having none of it. >> as long as i am president, i will not give in to reckless demands by some in the republican party to deny affordable health insurance to millions of hardworking americans. i will not negotiate over congress' responsibility to pay bills it's already racked up. nobody gets to hurt our economy and millions of hardworking families over law you don't like. >> he dug in his heels for weeks. he refused to budge on the aca. instead, he demanded that republicans vote to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling. and it worked. on october 16th, congress struck a deal to do both. good job, mr. president. who says democrats always cave? well, this week that guy, the defiance guy, he was nowhere to be found. republicans had been howling for the aca's head. i know, what else is new? but this time it was for the realization that more than 4 million people
Nov 9, 2013 7:00am PST
will cripple for many years to come." president obama echoed that sentiment during a speech in new orleans yesterday. >> the first thing we should do is stop doing things that undermine our businesses and our economy overthe past few years. this constant cycle of manufactured crises and self-inflicted wounds that have been coming out of washington. and it's like the gears of our economy, every time they are just about to take off, suddenly somebody taps the brakes and says not so fast. >> joining me today senior fellow at the manhattan institute and former policy adviser to governor mitt romney. and claire mckenna, policy analyst at the national employment law project. peter goodman, global news editor of "the huffington post" and author of "past due: the end of easy money and the renewal of the american economy." and heather mcgee, the vice president of policy and outreach. nice to have you all here with your bowls of fruit loops in front of you. peter, what are the things that we think we know about economic recovery that this particular long-term sort of limping along economy are challe
Nov 23, 2013 7:00am PST
under president obama. is getting rid of this aspect of the filibuster the right thing? >> it's almost as if -- i don't see what other political options there are, procedural options there are, and given the time frame, one thing i think is an important distinction here is the extent to which the kind of district-by-district safety of seats makes it very difficult for people to say well politically we're going to make deals with people in the house or things are kind of structurally gridlocked. i think this is more a symptom of that than anything else. but the other thing, too, is when we look at lbj, we tend to think about two things with him, which is '64 and '65, the civil rights act and the voting rights act. but this is really about the arc of his career because he does this in '57 and does it again in 1960, like the little remembered 1960 civil rights act, and then the 1964 and then '65. >> yet this was a guy who had been part of some of these anti-lynching filibusters earlier, who certainly in his discourse still sounded very southern. you know, i don't want to repeat how he sou
Nov 17, 2013 7:00am PST
with president obama by phone, and sent the tweet that was heard around the world. negotiations resumed. john kerry and several other world powers failed to come to an agreement last weekend, but lower level representatives are set to meet again this week to try to come up with a solution. in the meantime, the white house and senate are locked in a stalemate with the latter threatening to pass even tougher sanctions against iran. and president obama pleaded for patience, so that talks can proceed and a potentially lasting diplomatic solution be found. so, now, when it comes to iran, we find ourselves at a geopolitical cross roads where the decisions that we make can have profound consequences. at a time when a new u.n. report shows iran has virtually halted uranium enrichment under the new president, hasan rouhani, and a new report shows no new major components added to their facility since august, what should we try to exercise on iran? according to president obama on thursday, our policy of sanctions are the key tool that we have, and we must continue to use them while talks progress. >> as
Nov 2, 2013 7:00am PDT
going to do now? and we'll answer calls about obama care. plus the connection between slavery and the ivy league. but first why we all stop whatever else we are doing when the shooting happens in an airport. good morning. i'm melissa harris-perry. today new details are emerging about yesterday's shooting at los angeles international airport that left one transportation security administration agent dead and seven others wounded including the shooter. this video from tmz shows the chaotic scene inside the airport as the shooting was happening. the alleged gunman identified by officials as 23-year-old paul anthony ciancia opened fire in terminal three before being shot and taken into custody. 39-year-old jgerardo hernandez was killed. by now, these detail, the victim, the shooter, the place, they've become a familiar litany in the wake of shootings that have captured national attention for their current and public settings. as is the call that inevitably follows to make those spaces safer. only this time the site of the shooting, the airport, was supposed to be our safest space.
Nov 30, 2013 7:00am PST
and did that man really confess and apologize for the war? >>> president obama in a new and wide-ranging interview. he talks about his second term goals and what he will be extraordinarily proud of. the battle at the christmas box office. it's not just for kids anymore. a new look at why filmmakers are changing their approach this year. at points it got ugly, but did the black friday main event score for the big retailers? we have new numbers to report today. >>> hey there, everyone. it's high noon in the east. 9:00 a.m. in the
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